Recently I had to implement Central Web Authentication (CWA) on a network that uses the Cisco Embedded Wireless Controller (EWC) on Catalyst 9100 APs. Configuration is not that hard, but there is some misleading information in the documentation. Although this blog post is about EWC, it is nearly the same
The support for AnyConnect VPNs is probably one of the most wanted features for Meraki customers. It was first announced at Cisco Live 2015 (at least that is where I first heard of it) and after no more than six years the first public beta (v16.4) is available. Lets look
The Problem: When looking at the configuration of a Meraki SSID (this is software version 27.5.1), there is no obvious way to configure MAC-based access-control and PSK simultaneously as it is possible with the traditional Cisco WLAN: We can configure either PSK or MAC-based access control, but the later without
For quite some time Cisco/Meraki was talking about a new Certification focusing on Meraki Technology. Two days ago Meraki announced the availability of this exam: Announcing the Cisco Meraki Solutions Specialist Certification The Cisco certification area has more details, most important the exam blueprint: Cisco Meraki Solutions Specialist When going
Some thoughts on advancing your knowledge by moving on from the vendor-specific CCNP Wireless to the vendor neutral CWNP. I obtained my CCNP Wireless before Cisco changed the whole certification-system in February 2020,. This text is most relevant if you as a reader also finished this track before that date.
Yesterday I got an e-mail from the Meraki Dashboard that one of my wireless networks will be upgraded to the new version 27.1 next week. But as there are so many exciting new features, I upgraded my office WLAN straightaway. This post is about the “Identity PSK without RADIUS” that
Cisco recently released version 6.6 of the Firepower Thread Defense (FTD) software. Time to write about three features that are worth mentioning: The Good: When running in local management mode (FDM), Firepower Thread Defense now supports PPPoE. Given that the local management is mainly for smaller organisations and these often
When implementing security on a wireless LAN, 802.1X/EAP is the way to go for maximum security. But as this is not always possible, we often need to make sure that WLANs with Preshared-Keys are implemented as secure as possible. The PSK has to be very strong, that is common knowledge.
From 2005 to 2015 I was blogging quite a bit. Recently I thought that it could be fun to start blogging again. Don’t expect too much, time is still limited!